Melbourne Law School's specialisation in tax is a globally recognised specialist tax law degree. The Melbourne tax program provides a valuable enhancement to the careers of lawyers, accountants and other tax professionals working as tax advisers in business or in government. The extensive and diverse tax subject selection allows students to gain an advanced understanding of tax law and policy across core and specialist tax areas. All subjects are taught by leading Australian and international tax experts, and emphasis is placed on international and comparative trends and current developments in tax practice. Practical case studies allow in-depth analysis of tax law to equip students with detailed tax law knowledge, its underlying principles and practical application, generating a real advantage in this competitive professional area.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,688
International: $42,688

Entry Requirements:

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, at honours standard, or equivalent; or a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to practice, or equivalent and two years of documented relevant professional experience; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and two years of documented relevant professional experience; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; and successful completion of four subjects in a cognate graduate diploma and one year of documented relevant professional experience. All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne.

Structure:

Students must complete eight subjects in total. All international students are required to undertake Foundations of Tax Law offered as an Intensive in Semester 1. This subject provides a necessary grounding in Australian common law and statutory law of taxation, enabling a comparison with students' home country tax systems. It provides the foundation for successful study in the other tax subjects studied in the course. Students must complete at least six subjects from the prescribed list and may select up to two subjects from those offered in the Master of Commercial Law.

Subjects you can Study:

Taxation

Who for:

Lawyers, accountants and other tax professionals working as tax advisers, in business or in government

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year
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